Many governments around the world have expressed outrage over the National Security Agency's use of the Internet as a spying platform. But the possible response may have an unforeseen consequence: It may actually lead to more online surveillance, according to Internet experts.
The Urbana School District and the Urbana Park District have reached a settlement agreement on property taxes with Carle Foundation Hospital.
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel says lax gun laws are a "weak link'' in the fight against gun violence.
The U.S. Supreme Court returns to the campaign finance fray on Tuesday, hearing arguments in a case that could undercut most of the remaining rules that limit big money in politics.
The scandal that brought down former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich led to campaign-contribution caps in Illinois. Advocates of the limits are fearful a case set to be argued before the U.S. Supreme Court Tuesday could upend their efforts.
The United States filed a court brief (pdf) opposing the release of details concerning the surveillance requests they hand big tech companies in the U.S.
A lawsuit challenging Illinois' same-sex marriage ban can proceed in Cook County.
An attorney representing the Housing Authority of Champaign County is defending a policy allowing residents to keep guns on its property.
A Cook County judge is denying Gov. Pat Quinn's request to stop paychecks from being issued to lawmakers while a lawsuit is appealed.
A judge says Gov. Pat Quinn went too far this summer when he blocked paychecks for Illinois lawmakers.